Month in Review: August 2014

August is going out with a bang! Come and check out my *Month in Review* and let’s chat about our favorite releases of the month and what we are looking forward to in September!

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The end of August is here! This has been a very BUSY month full of some pretty awesome book releases as well as the premiere of Outlander! So sit down and join me as we say farewell to August and hello to September!

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 Plenty of AH-MAY-ZING books came out in August. A few series started, a few ended, and I have a few favorites.
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Review: Beauty and the Mustache by Penny Reid

5*** Beauty and the Mustache by Penny Reid. Epic Romance. Gorgeous Writing. Beards. @ReidRomance

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Review  “But you should know my dearest, you don’t need to be pushed in order to fall.”

With every Penny Reid novel I’ve read to date there is always a mixture of excitement and joy. Her books are well-written, funny and pack plenty of swoon. But as I started reading the latest installment of the Knitting in the City Series, that excitement morphed into adoration and awe. In the midst of reading…

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Spotlight & Giveaway: Claudine by Barbara Palmer

Check out the SPOTLIGHT & GIVEAWAY for Claudine by Barbara Palmer @BerkleyRomance

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Show World Live! bore little resemblance to the infamous Times Square district Show

World club; the original naughty venue was long gone except for a tattered storefront on Eighth Avenue. In contrast, the new Show World Live! was aimed at upscale customers and boasted glitzy lounges with hourly strip shows. Booth babies danced naked amid blue and

pink bubbles in Plexiglas boxes. A…

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Cover Reveal: Ruin by C.D. Reiss

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Title: Ruin (Songs of Corruption, #2)

Author: C.D. Reiss

Release Date: October 14, 2014

Genre: Erotic Romance 

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Synopsis

What happens when a mob capo falls for a lawful woman?

Does he ruin her, or does she ruin him?

Do they live together, or die together?

This is Antonio Spinelli’s story.

WARNING: This book contains delicious sex scenes with a hot man dirty-talking in Italian; women handling…

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Waiting on Wednesday: Althea & Oliver by Cristina Moracho

Waiting on Wednesday: Althea & Oliver by Cristina Moracho @VikingChildrens @cherielecrivain

newwowWaiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

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Title: Althea & Oliver Author: Cristina Moracho Release Date: October 9th, 2014 Publisher: Viking Juvenile Synopsis:

 

What if you live for the moment when life goes off the rails—and then one day there’s no one left to help you get it back on track?

Althe…

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Blog Tour: The Beautiful Ashes by Jeaniene Frost

Blog Tour Review, Excerpt & Giveaway: The Beautiful Ashes by Jeaniene Frost

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Review “Well, Ivy, I’ve got good news and bad news. The good news is, you’re not crazy. The bad news is, everything you’ve seen is real, and now, it’ll be coming for you.”

When I found out that Jeaniene Frost (author of the Night Huntress and Night Huntress Universenovels) I was generally ecstatic for what was to come. Her books are entertaining, action-packed, and full of laughs and sexy…

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Release Day Blitz: Sins and Needles by Karina Halle

Sins and Needles by Karina Halle is now available in paperback! Check out the spotlight & giveaway for the first book in this incredible series! @ForeverRomance

Sins and Needles is the first book in one of my favorite series, by one of my favorite authors EVER! Not only did is this book incredible, but it introduced me to my favorite villain; Javier Bernal. Check out my 5 star review of Sins and Needles.
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An hour later, Camden was drunk, attempting to make a fire, and we had finally settled on a name. He had wanted to do a nod to some of his…

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Release Day Blitz: Breathe by Kristen Ashley

Breathe by Kristen Ashley is now available in paperback! Check out the spotlight & giveaway! @foreverromance

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She put slight pressure on his chest and snapped, “You’re giving me mixed messages, Detective Keaton.”

It was the wrong thing to say.

Hearing her call him that, denying him something he’d come to love in the span of two weeks, thinking for years he’d never get his shot to hold the town’s pretty librarian in his arms just as he was doing right then. What he’d just endured with Bonar, all…

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Review: Black Lies by Alessandra Torre

As we wait for #BlackLies to hit Amazon check out my SPOILER FREE review! @ReadAlessandra

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Review “I love her completely. She returns the love wildly. This love is worth the unsaid truths. The hidden lies.”

Black Liesis another mind-fucking masterpiece to add to the collection Alessandra Torre has given us. It comes as no shock that she has yet managed to keep me on my toes and eagerly awaiting the train-wreck I knew was coming. I suggest going into this book as blind as possible.…

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Oops I read it again…

Nothing ever compares to the first time you read a book for the first time. It’s new. It’s exciting. It’s the start of an everlasting relationship between you and the character.  But sometimes rereading can cure what ails you.

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Book hangover? Reread the book! Book funk? Reread a book you love! Trying to convince someone to read your favorite series? Read it with them! Despite my never-ending TBR…

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